Samsung Sparkling Cocktail Masterclass | Giveaway

I’m such a lucky girl! I recently spent a lovely afternoon having lunch with some gorgeous people, eating fabulous food and admiring Sydney Harbour, one of the most beautiful views in the world, all in the name of launching a sexy fridge.

Yes! You did read that correctly.  The Samsung Sparkling is a seriously sexy fridge.  I’m serious!  Sleek, cleverly designed, and utterly desirable, this four door French Door is not only fulfilling storage requirements with large customisable capacity, but has a sparkling surprise.  Powered by SodaStream, the water dispenser not only dispenses chilled water, but chilled sparkling water too!  No more lugging bottles of water home from the supermarket.  Add some sparkling water to fruit juice for a much healthier fizzy drink for the kids – and you too!

As we all gathered around the fridge, there was an audible gasp as the doors were opened to reveal the fabulousness that is the Samsung Sparkling.  I have to admit that I don’t usually find kitchen appliances particularly appealing, but the oohs and aahs let me know that I wasn’t the only one!



After being treated to a truly indulgent three course lunch, complete with sparkling conversation, we had a cocktail masterclass with Mixologist Shaae Mutu.  There might have been a few more oohs and aahs too – everyone loves a cheeky Kiwi chap!

First up, grab a mixing glass and chuck some fruit in.  I selected raspberries, strawberries and blueberries.  Now, muddle that fruit, using a cocktail muddler to release all the flavour and scent of the fruit.  A top tip from Shaae is to pop a paper napkin over the top of the glass to keep you nice and tidy.

Add liquid as the next step.  Start with ice cubes.  A six second pour of fruit juice should get your proportions correct.  If you’d like a mocktail, move to the next step.  To make it a more grown up cocktail, add a three second pour of the alcohol of your choice – vodka for me.  Shaae advised that a three second pour is equivalent to a standard measure – one nip of alcohol.  Pop the mixing glass into the cocktail shaker – please double check it is wedged in firmly, then shake it, baby, shake it.  Shake it like a Polaroid picture!  When you have shaken, not stirred, sufficiently, pop the cocktail shaker back on the table and tap it firmly with the heel of your hand.



Remove the mixing glass from the cocktail shaker and pop the straining tool onto the top of a clean serving glass.  Strain into your serving glass, then top with sparkling water from the seriously sexy Samsung Sparkling fridge.  Next, garnish with the fruit, vegies and flowers of your choice, and, of course, the hipster drink accessory du jour, the striped paper straw, and cheers!  Good health to you!

What I Wore for the Samsung Sparkling event was a Josh Goot for Target jersey trench coat, Leona Edmiston dress (Two Ruby dresses for $200 at the moment, just quietly!), Marni navy patent belt, Sussan necklace and cobalt colour pop tights, Wittner almond patent heels, Alexa Vintage bag by Anizoe HQ from Fashionista Depot.

I’m also wearing some gorgeous birthday gifts – sterling silver earrings the Welshman bought me from a student jewellery designer in Hobart, Mimco sterling silver bangle from my blokefolk, Mimco Sportive watch and Oroton iPhone case from my mother, and a glam Laura Ashley chain link bracelet from lovely friends.  I am so down with being the Big Four Oh My Gods!

My lovely friend Catherine from Cup of Tea and a Blog is wearing a fabulously quirky carousel horse printed blouse from ASOS and her trademark gorgeous grin!



Unfortunately, I don’t have a $4,999 RRP Samsung Sparkling French Door Refrigerator as a giveaway – funny that!  However, if you’re salivating after reading about my cocktail masterclass, I’ve got some fab news!  Samsung Sparkling have offered to give one very lucky Kimba Likes reader a fabulous cocktail making set valued at $42.

All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me the ingredients for your Samsung Sparkling cocktail concoction.  Hint – sparkling water should form part of your recipe.  The cocktail which most appeals to me will be selected as the winner winner chicken dinner!

The competition will open on Tuesday 27 August and close at 10pm on Monday 2 September.  The winner will be notified by social media account or email – please make sure you leave a contact for me!  Open to Australian residents only.  Good luck!

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  • Cocktail Shaker image copyright Rudi Towiro Photography
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  • Rebecca Solomon - 2 September 2013 - 9.35 pm

    Vietnamese Lemonade

    1 nip vodka
    Splash of lemon
    Splash of lime
    1/2 tsp sugar
    Top with sparkling water and serve with a pounded stalk of lemon grass
    Pound a stalk of lemongrass

  • katypotaty - 27 August 2013 - 1.53 pm

    This is just too easy, Campese!

    Of course my favourite cocktail is the Watermelon & Lychee Mojito which we served as a signature cocktail at our wedding, every single guest went back for seconds (and thirds)!


    * 3 cups of cut watermelon
    * 1 cup of can lychee
    * 1/2 cup of lychee syrup (amount depends on the sweetness you like)
    * 2 cups of soda water
    * Ice


    Place the watermelon, lychee, lychee syrup and ice in the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into serving glasses and top it with soda to freshen and lighten, and garnish with watermelon and a mint leaf. (Although I’m a fan of the old-fashioned paper straws, my current fave accessory is the plastic flamingo drink stirrer!)ReplyCancel

  • Norlin Mustapha - 27 August 2013 - 12.08 pm concoction? Flavoured sparkling water – most probably something with lemon or lime, some crushed strawberries and vodka. I call it…Norlin’s Desperate Cocktail Hour. 😉ReplyCancel

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